Address: 11590 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC6V1G5
Kiyo Sushi is located in the less busy area of Richmond. It doesn’t look like the fanciest Japanese restaurant, but the food quality is up there among the best. For dinner, we ordered four dishes.
Salmon Aburi Sushi – $15
True to its name, this sushi roll is loaded with salmon. There wasn’t any “fillers” (e.g. avocado, cucumber, or imitation crab meat) inside; it was straight up a huge chunk of salmon sashimi! The charred salmon on the outside not only added a different flavour, but a melt-in-your mouth texture as well. Don’t underestimate the tiny bit of greens up top. Seriously, those gave the sushi roll a sophisticated aroma.
Negima – $7.50
It may look like chicken, but it is actually grilled tuna on the skewer. It was nice to eat fully cooked tuna for once. The flavour wasn’t too heavy, as the skewers weren’t drenched in soy sauce. Texture-wise, the fish was like a very tender chicken breast.
Oden – $8.50
Not gonna lie, if I see Japanese Oden on the menu, I would almost always order it. It’s one of my favourite comfort foods – an assortment of stuff in hot radish broth. Here is a list of what we got in our oden:
- Daikon radish – so soft and flavourful
- Fish cakes – classic
- Konjac – not my favourite; it’s like eating savory jello
- Cuttlefish skewer
- Marinated egg
For those who prefer an extra kick, the oden also comes with a blob of yellow mustard.
Kiyo Chirashi – $22
We couldn’t decide between ordering a sushi combo or a sashimi combo, so the Chirashi (sashimi rice bowl) was a great middle ground. 😀
This Chirashi had an excellent variety of fresh fish/sashimi – salmon, tuna, fatty tuna, hamachi, eel, shrimp, octopus, ikura, massgo, and one more (couldn’t figure out what it was). The rice was perfect sushi rice mixed with shredded seaweed and shredded eggs. Thinking about it now makes me want to have another bowl! Even the pickled ginger was special.
Molang Scores & Verdict
Excellent food; definitely a tier above the average Japanese restaurants in the city. Friendly staff and good atmosphere overall. Things are on the pricier side, but I would still recommend Kiyo Sushi to my friends. 🙂